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Video: Rapid DNA Technology to be Tested in Fla. Court

March 4, 2014
Capt. Diana Blackledge said detectives identified a suspect, but felt they didn't have enough evidence to convict him in court, that is, until they employed a "portable DNA lab in a box."

Rapid DNA Technology to be Tested in Fla. Court

March 4, 2014

Capt. Diana Blackledge said detectives identified a suspect, but felt they didn't have enough evidence to convict him in court, that is, until they employed a "portable DNA lab in a box." Read Full Story Here.

Speeding Up DNA Analysis

February 6, 2014

New rapid DNA profiling technologies are emerging to help address agencies' challenges. One system, for example, automates DNA profiling from a simple cheek swab, generating results in about 90 minutes.

New Iowa Law to Require DNA Samples from Misdemeanants

January 28, 2014
Beginning July 1, offenders convicted of most aggravated misdemeanors in Iowa's courts will be required to submit a DNA sample. Current law requires felony convicts as well as sexually violent predators and sex offenders to submit DNA samples.

Lawsuit Charges LAPD Detective with Ignoring Cold Case Evidence

October 31, 2013
A veteran cold case detective ignored a key piece of evidence in an unsolved slaying, delaying for several years the eventual discovery that Stephanie Lazarus, a Los Angeles police officer, was guilty of the killing, according to allegations in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Phoenix Detectives Close Cold Murder Case

October 28, 2013
Fingernail clippings taken from a murder victim in 1982 helped Phoenix police make an arrest in the killing last week, after tests confirmed that DNA found under the victim’s nails matched that of a convicted sex offender.

Arizona DPS Testing 'Rapid DNA' Tech

August 26, 2013
The Arizona Department of Public Safety has begun testing "rapid DNA" technology that delivers a DNA profile in less than two hours. The state's DPS crime lab has been testing the Integenx Rapidhit 200 system.

Open Wide and Say, "Ahhh"

August 5, 2013

Under what circumstances would the Fourth Amendment allow routine collection of DNA samples upon arrest and booking? A recent Supreme Court decision addressed this issue.

SCOTUS Allows DNA Swabs During Arrests

June 3, 2013
The 5-4 ruling came in Maryland v. King, where a convicted rapist had argued his Fourth Amendment privacy rights were violated when police used DNA to connect him to an earlier crime.

Rapid DNA Service

March 18, 2013
This service delivers a DNA profile from forensic samples in less than 90 minutes, resulting in a fast turnaround of investigative leads for law enforcement agencies holding persons of interest.

Ariz. Officers Claim Privacy Violation In DNA Lawsuit

December 11, 2012
Three Phoenix Police officers claim their privacy rights were violated when they were forced to give DNA samples during the investigation into the mysterious death of a fellow officer.

DNA Case Heads To U.S. Supreme Court

November 12, 2012
A convicted rapist is challenging a Maryland law that allows police to take a DNA sample from violent suspects, arguing his Fourth Amendment privacy rights have been violated.

$50K Reward Offered In Va. Trooper's 1984 Killing

August 15, 2012
Almost three decades after the murder of Virginia Trooper Johnny Bowman, law enforcement authorities offered a $50,000 reward in hopes of solving the cold case.

Bode Technology Launches Same-Day DNA Service for LE

July 6, 2012
Bode's Same-Day DNA Service provides forensic DNA analysis and a court-ready report the same day that the forensic evidence is received at the laboratory, according to the company.

Gale Force Adds Familial Searching To SmallPond DNA Profile Matching System

April 3, 2012
Gale Force Software Corp. has rolled out enhancements to its SmallPond DNA-profile matching system, including the ability to perform familial searches based on kinship likelihood ratios.

Cigarette Butt DNA Helps Close 30-Year-Old Maine Murder Case

December 8, 2011
Mercier, of Industry, Maine, was charged with murder on Sept. 28 in the July 5, 1980, death of Rita St. Peter and pleaded not guilty.

Police Agencies Cite Concerns About Giving Officer DNA Samples

October 18, 2011
Police agencies in various parts of the country say they have grave concerns about requiring their officers to provide DNA samples for a national database as a way of ruling out cops who may be suspected in crimes.

FBI: Ted Bundy's DNA May Solve More Murders

August 10, 2011
Detectives in Tacoma, Wash., hope to solve the case of 8-year-old Ann Marie Burr, who disappeared from her house in 1961. Bundy, who was 14 at the time and living in Tacoma, denied responsibility for her disappearance.

Fla. Cop Killer Turns Self In, After Mom Tells Him To 'Man Up'

February 23, 2011
Nicholas Lindsay's mother said she knew it was her son, when she watched surveillance video footage posted by the St. Petersburg PD showing an African-American in a hoodie sweatshirt. The department also located two flip-flops at the scene of the shooting that are now being tested for DNA.

LAPD Clears DNA Evidence Backlog

February 2, 2011
Information provided in the kits from the original backlog has resulted in 521 matches in a national database of known offenders. There also have been 41 "case-to-case hits," some of which found serial offenders or an unknown suspect who has committed other crimes.
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